Thursday, July 12, 2007
Touring in Germany with Ross
We (Ward, Jacky and Ross) flew into Frankfurt Germany on Wednesday, July 4 and travelled to Aschaffenburg where Ward´s aunt lives. On July 5th we travelled to Munich and flew to London. We saw the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, the Horse Guards, Big Ben, the Parliament, Tower Bridge, the location of the Prime Minister's home, the London Eye, MI6 (security building for the city and, according to Ross…one of the locations for a James Bond film), Harrod's, the set up for the prologues and the Tour de France opening ceremony. It was very expensive: $2.19 US = 1.00 pounds. Then flew back to Munich. Visited the Hofbrau Haus, Eagles Nest (Hitler's Hideout) in Berchtesgaden, and the Congress Hall and Stadium in Nürnberg (where Hitler said his speeches, etc). It was very interesting and eery at the same time. Returned to Aschaffenburg. Ross flew home today. We plan on heading north on our bikes on Thursday (suppose to rain tomorrow). Please see the e-group for a more detailed description of our travels.